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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto considers legal options against Caltrain

Weeks after learning about Caltrain's plan to seek an exemption from California's environmental law for its proposed electrification...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by southbayresident, on Jan 28, 2015 at 8:54 pm | 58 comments | 6322 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Caltrain reports fatality at Charleston Road

A train struck and killed a person at the Charleston Road crossing in Palo Alto on Sunday afternoon, Caltrain has confirmed....

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 28, 2015 at 6:59 pm | 23 comments | 18692 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to discuss student wellness, vote on parcel tax

The school board will Tuesday night hold a public hearing on an increased parcel tax and, in light of a student's death this...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 28, 2015 at 5:37 pm | 29 comments | 3499 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City still struggling to find site for new police station

Palo Alto's long search for a place where it can build a new police building remains hampered by a shortage of options, though...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 28, 2015 at 5:12 pm | 20 comments | 3747 Views

MOVIES

Family Movie Night

Friday, January 30 at 7 pm, the Disney classic, "Sleeping Beauty" will be shown at the Atherton Library. Doors open at 6:45...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Jan. 28, 2015
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AROUND TOWN

Plans for new bike boulevards surge ahead in Palo Alto

Once a novelty, bike boulevards are about to become a common sight in Palo Alto, with the city embarking on more than 20...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Just Mike, on Jan 28, 2015 at 2:52 pm | 61 comments | 6531 Views

BOOKS

The gay heart of San Francisco

With "The Days of Anna Madrigal," the ninth book in his "Tales of the City" series, beloved San Francisco writer Armistead...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Exasperated reader, on Jan 28, 2015 at 12:36 pm | 1 comment | 1734 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Sutter Health, Blue Shield in contract dispute

Hundreds of thousands of people have been told they will need to switch doctors soon due to a contract dispute between Sutter...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Eve in Mountain View, on Jan 28, 2015 at 11:42 am | 37 comments | 10256 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Ravenswood school district to integrate mindfulness, yoga into regular curriculum

All 3,400 students in the Ravenswood City School District will soon have yoga and mindfulness as a regular part of their...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Mark Abramson, on Jan 28, 2015 at 10:12 am | 12 comments | 8490 Views

AROUND TOWN

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer buys funeral-home property

Palo Alto's oldest funeral home is closing its doors on Oct. 31, and the property's new owner is Yahoo Chief Executive Officer...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by resident 1, on Jan 27, 2015 at 10:11 pm | 77 comments | 86475 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Caution on parcel tax

Palo Altans have stepped up time and time again to support the schools, through generous donations, bond measures to upgrade...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 27, 2015 at 5:44 pm | 98 comments | 5973 Views

AROUND TOWN

Art commissioners favor arch design for new bike bridge

The Public Art Commission became the latest Palo Alto board on Thursday to weigh in on a proposed bike bridge over Highway...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by pat, on Jan 27, 2015 at 5:22 pm | 32 comments | 5180 Views

MOVIES

Standing still, 'Alice' moves

There's a master class in screen acting coming to a theater near you, which is reason enough to see "Still Alice." Heavily...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 27, 2015 at 4:41 pm | 1 comment | 2845 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford students gain access to admissions records

About 1,000 students are due to get a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Stanford University's admissions office...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2015
Last comment by Niko, on Jan 27, 2015 at 4:02 pm | 9 comments | 7928 Views

SPORTS

Price's perfect vault leads Stanford past Oregon State

==BI Women's gymnastics == Elizabeth Price attained the first 10.0 score in Stanford women's gymnastics competition in eight...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Grace, on Jan 27, 2015 at 11:33 am | 1 comment | 1571 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Let's get some fun activities for teens in town.

Let's get some pure fun activities for teens in town. Do we need more basketball hoops in our parks? Do we need more...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 25, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Jan 27, 2015 at 8:20 am | 15 comments | 629 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD Board Meeting - organize ourselves to appear on Tuesday and demand changes

In light of the recent suicides and student stress, as many parents, students, concerned residents, should turn up at the...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Jan 27, 2015 at 7:35 am | 1 comment | 273 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Page Mill development to test Palo Alto's new affordable-housing law

A new Palo Alto law that allows developers who provide affordable housing to build more densely will get its first test on...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jan 26, 2015 at 6:43 pm | 33 comments | 6228 Views

SPORTS

Thompson leads Stanford women past USC in Pac-12 hoops

Lili Thompson scored 21 points, making her first 12 free throws in the process, in helping the 11th-ranked Stanford women's...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by Maryanne Welton, on Jan 26, 2015 at 2:42 pm | 1 comment | 1607 Views

AROUND TOWN

Speedy bus service planned for El Camino

While Caltrain dreams of electrification and California's high-speed rail project slogs through its design process, Santa...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2011
Last comment by Eugene B., on Jan 26, 2015 at 12:41 pm | 23 comments | 4807 Views
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